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A site of devotion! Exploring the Santa Lucija chapel in Hal-Ghaxaq
It was built in the early 1500s.

Emma Galea

In the area known as ‘Tal-Barrani’, located right at the edge of Hal-Ghaxaq on the way to Hal-Tarxien, one can locate a charming chapel.

The chapel, dedicated to Santa Lucija has been standing for many years and centuries.

In fact, from many centuries, specifically between the 16th and 18th centuries, the chapel was very popular amongst the Maltese as a centre of devotion. Many would travel from villages across the island as a form of pilgrimage to visit this chapel.

The chapel was built in 1535 by Paolo Pellegrino and is home to a painting depicting Saint Lucy and the Virgin Mary.

It was recently restored in 2016 in order for it be enjoyed by the public once again.

Have you ever been?   

18th April 2024


Emma Galea
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Emma Galea
Emma is a Gozitan writer who loves all things related to English literature and history. When not busy studying or writing you will either find her immersed in a fictional book or at the cinema trying to watch as many films as she possibly can!

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